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In Memoriam session “An overview of the many contributions of José Manuel Bioucas-Dias to remote sensing”

on 29-06-2022

... On June 29, 2022, at 12:30 pm, it will take place the In Memoriam session “An overview of the many contributions of José Manuel Bioucas-Dias to remote sensing”, presented by Mário Figueiredo (DEEC, IST-IT Lisbon)

This session takes place within the scope of the “Spatial Data Science Webinar series… think spatially about your data science problems” promoted by CERENA (Centro de Recursos Naturais e Ambiente) in partnership with INESC-ID.

José Bioucas-Dias (1960-2020)
Graduated, PhD and aggregated in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico in 1985, 1995 and 2007, respectively. He has been a professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (DEEC) since 1985. He was our member, belonging to the Image Analysis and Patterns group (IT Lisbon), where he developed research in image processing, optimization, and remote sensing. In 2019, he was among the most influential researchers in the world, for the second year running, as he was part of the top 1% of scientists whose work is most cited by other colleagues in their field, in this case in the Geosciences category. According to Clarivate Analytics, the list features the “most influential scientific minds in the world”, representing one of the most prestigious sources for assessing the impact of scientific publications, researchers and institutions.

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Talk Towards Extreme Bandwidth Communications

on 29-06-2022

... Instituto de Telecomunicações and the Portuguese IEEE-AP, ED, MTT Joint Chapter, are pleased to invite you to the talk Towards Extreme Bandwidth Communications, by the Distinguished Professor Mohamed-Slim Alouini from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. The talk will take place in person and online, on June 29, 2022, at 15:30 pm in Room LT2, Torre Norte, 4th floor, Instituto Superior Técnico.

A rapid increase in the use of wireless services over the last few decades has led to the problem of radiofrequency (RF) spectrum exhaustion. More specifically, due to this RF spectrum scarcity, additional RF bandwidth allocation, as utilized in the recent past over "traditional bands", is not anymore enough to fulfill the demand for more wireless applications and higher data rates. The talk goes first over the potential offered by extreme band communication (XB-Com) systems to relieve spectrum scarcity. It then summarizes some of the challenges that need to be surpassed before such kinds of systems can be deployed. Finally, the talk offers an overview of some recent studies illustrating how different XB-Com technologies can collaborate to increase emerging and future networks' reliability and coverage while maintaining their high capacity.

Mohamed-Slim Alouini was born in Tunis, Tunisia. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 1998. He served as a faculty member at the University of Minnesota then in the Texas A&M University at Qatar before joining in 2009 the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) where he is now a Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Alouini is a Fellow of the IEEE and of Optica (formerly OSA). He is currently particularly interested in addressing the technical challenges associated with the uneven distribution, access to, and use of information and communication technologies in far-flung, rural, low-density populations, low-income, and/or hard-to-reach areas.

To participate online, follow the Zoom link: (Password: 262929)

Admission is free, but registration is required for logistics organization. Please follow the link below:
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